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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2013) 2013 (33): 70–79.
Published: 01 November 2013
... to Afrofuturism, I present her work from the perspective of an Africanist art historian by examining Tuggar’s theoretical and aesthetic relationship to Afrofuturism as a strategy that subverts ideas of “traditional” African art and culture. Copyright © 2013 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2015) 2015 (37): 54–61.
Published: 01 November 2015
... traditional tropes of mascu- dandyism as a fad, as opposed to a sartorial maneu- linity. While both the word and the style have their ver by black men used to accentuate masculinity, origins in Victorian- and Edwardian-era Europe, the confront criminalizing stereotypes, and indulge presence of black men...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 1997) 1997 (6-7): 65.
Published: 01 May 1997
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2013) 2013 (33): 20–37.
Published: 01 November 2013
... Painter South Africa’s First Black Artist Working in the Western Tradition Angela Read Lloyd Journal of Contemporary African Art • 33 • Fall 2013 20 • Nka DOI 10.1215/10757163-2352884  © 2014 by Nka Publications From the...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2012) 2012 (31): 6–21.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Matthew Omelsky This article elucidates how Jean-Pierre Bekolo’s 2006 film Les saignantes rearticulates cyborgian thought in an effort to remap dominant modes of social consciousness among African youth. Bekolo uproots hegemonic tropes of African pathology; recasts narratives of African tradition...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2014) 2014 (34): 60–65.
Published: 01 May 2014
... tradition and a critique of mainstream performance art history, this article starts in Harlem before taking the reader on a sweeping journey that calls at Chicago and Houston and ends in New Orleans. A cursory introduction to African diasporic public ceremonial culture, the article looks to carnival and...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2010) 2010 (27): 70–75.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Ivor Powell Meschac Gaba’s Tresses cycles draw on West African masking traditions invested with psychosocial power and magic. At the same time, they are rooted in secular fashions, specifically the styling of hair extensions. Gaba’s new Car Tresses cycle inverts the relationship between First and...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2017) 2017 (41): 84–107.
Published: 01 November 2017
... modernist tradition of figurative sculpture; and the work of many non-Western artists and art students he met in the United Kingdom. Nour’s artistic development portrays an artist deeply engaged with the shifting social, political, and cultural ground beneath his feet. The result has been a remarkable body...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2017) 2017 (41): 126–139.
Published: 01 November 2017
... paintings of young men inspired by his African surroundings. This essay traces the impact of these experiences on the art of Kehinde Wiley, particularly his aesthetic sensibility and conceptual mindset. Wiley embraced the art of Africa as a reference, posing his subjects after traditional sculpture and...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2014) 2014 (35): 134–135.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Susan Kart Market Imaginary represents a welcome departure from traditional documentary coverage of African peoples. By focusing on a historic market, the Marché Colobane, in Dakar, director Joanna Grabski subverts stereotypes and expectations of consumerism and art making in Senegal. Grabski...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2014) 2014 (34): 74–79.
Published: 01 May 2014
... collective organizing and synergistic effort, Gates has decided that the traditional corporation may offer us both relief and pleasure. His jest “I am fifteen corporations” is a declaration of radical business acumen (or foolishness) and a cry about the need for additional structures of inclusivity...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2015) 2015 (36): 6–15.
Published: 01 May 2015
... Tottenham in 1985. This text considers four wire photographs from the Baltimore Sun ’s historical photo archive. Wire photos differed from traditional photographic prints insofar as the wire print resulted from breakthrough technology that allowed a photographic image to be scanned, transmitted over “the...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2015) 2015 (36): 108–111.
Published: 01 May 2015
... is constantly changing, and, with it, how cultures adapt, meld, and fuse. They sought to examine the deconstruction and reconstruction of tradition, as well as the evolution of ritual and how, ultimately, these can all blend together to create new, unique, and vibrant cultural practices...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2010) 2010 (27): 14–21.
Published: 01 November 2010
... subjectivity.” Departing from binary paradigms in which Africa is “traditional,” Europe “modern,” and imperialism “modernizing,” Sembène saw his society as a space imbued with plural modernities; his historical narratives not only contest the usual representations of colonial Africa but also demystify all...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2010) 2010 (27): 54–61.
Published: 01 November 2010
... film not only is diverse in its tendencies but also relates in diverse ways to different trans/national traditions and models. Copyright © 2010 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2010 African Screens (Re)Viewed...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2010) 2010 (26): 80–151.
Published: 01 May 2010
... traditional or classical African art history. Copyright © 2010 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2010 Atta Kwami, Archways, 2007. Wood and paint, 305 x 549 x 122 cm. Courtesy the artist Nka Roundtable II Moderated by Chika Okeke-Agulu...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 May 2011) 2011 (28): 146–148.
Published: 01 May 2011
... title and implied in the show’s institutional context overemphasizes the African and ethnographic sources of Anatsui’s art. Rather misrepresenting both Africa and Anatsui, it seems to place the artist in the wrong Africa: the dusty village of ethnic traditions. Anatsui grew up in a small town and was...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2013) 2013 (33): 46–55.
Published: 01 November 2013
... of Leonard’s photographs, the article argues that this American–African economy works two effects. As a commodity dump, it factors into the ruin of Ugandan textile traditions. Yet as consumers select their wares from the jumbled mass of castoffs, they fashion new styles and invent new meanings...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2013) 2013 (33): 112–115.
Published: 01 November 2013
... portraiture to consider the Iscotch, youthful followers of the Shembe religion identifiable by their mix of European and Zulu sartorial traditions. Copyright © 2013 Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art 2013...
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Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art (1 November 2014) 2014 (35): 22–31.
Published: 01 November 2014
... related ways to collaborative works made by Boyce over a period of several years. In her deliberate resistance to making sense, Boyce places her works in a tradition of modernist artistic practice that draws on Dadaist poetry, the work of John Cage, and black British female performers who disrupt our...